Green4U Technologies, a Georgia-based provider of electric vehicles (EVs) and EV technologies, is showing its first all-electric vehicles – the heavy duty MTU-6 SUV and the Enova SUV – at two U.S. expositions this week. Both feature six doors to provide easy access to each SUV’s second- and third-row seats.
Designed primarily but not exclusively for fleet use, the developmental prototype MTU-6 and Enova SUV on display feature all-electric powertrains that will deliver up to 230 miles in range on a single charge.
Both vehicles will share an in-house designed modular aluminum chassis and will be produced in Georgia. This chassis design also will serve as the underpinnings for many of Green4U’s future all-electric vehicles, including an eight-door version of the Enova SUV. The company plans to begin delivering MTU-6 and Enova SUVs to customers by the second quarter of 2018.
Production launch, on-sale date, and official MTU-6 and the Enova SUV specifications and pricing will be released in the near future.
“Our engineers designed a lightweight and strong aluminum chassis and are optimizing electric drivetrains and systems to deliver the range and performance that fleet operators need,” said Jack Perkowski, Green4U Technologies, Inc. CEO and co-founder. “We’re focusing on fleet operators because they understand how EVs can greatly lower their operating costs. A company that has fleet vehicles traveling 50,000 miles a year can save thousands of dollars through lower fuel and maintenance costs.”
A full lineup of all-electric vehicles
Green4U is bringing its all-electric product line to market over the next two years. The lineup ranges from neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs), SUVs and sedans to passenger and cargo vans and medium and large commercial vehicles.
“Our three decades of high-level motorsports design, engineering, fabrication and manufacturing experience helps us to fast-track vehicle development,” said Don Panoz, Green4U’s chairman and co-founder. “Weight greatly affects EV range, but we are experts at making things light and strong. Great examples are the aluminum chassis designs and body panels we’ve used on Panoz sports cars for the past 20 years, and the lightweight composite and metal structures created not only for racing but also for our non-racing aerospace, aviation and industrial customers.”
Believers in proving technologies through motorsports, Panoz and Perkowski unveiled the Green4U Panoz Racing GT-EV all-electric race car concept this summer at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France. With the goal of delivering performance and range similar to internal combustion engine and hybrid race cars in long-distance endurance races, the GT-EV will literally electrify endurance racing, help redefine how we view EVs, and serve as a test bed for the company’s future electric vehicle technologies. The GT-EV currently is under development at the company’s Braselton, Ga. headquarters.